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Mini Confirms John Cooper Works GP for Production

On sale in 2020

Collin Woodard
Nov 20, 2018

Last year, Mini showed off the John Cooper Works GP concept, a track-focused version of its Hardtop model that came with a wild aero kit, a stripped-out interior, and an integrated roll cage. Now, Mini's confirmed that the JCW GP is headed for production and should land on dealer lots in 2020.

Mini John Cooper Works GP concept front three quarter Photo 2/28   |   Mini Confirms John Cooper Works GP for Production

We don't have any more information on suspension changes or engine upgrades, but based on what Mini did with the 2006 Mini Cooper S Works GP and the 2012 Mini John Cooper Works GP, expect a small power bump and a punishingly firm ride. Hopefully, Mini will release more details at the upcoming Los Angeles auto show.

MINI John Cooper Works GP concept interior detail 03 Photo 3/28   |   Mini Confirms John Cooper Works GP for Production

Mini said it also plans to feature the John Cooper Works Knights Edition at its booth. To turn the John Cooper Works Hardtop into the Knights Edition, Mini added the optional exhaust and chrome tips. It then gave the car a black and silver appearance package with red stripes. We don't have pricing info at the moment, but Mini says the Knights Edition will go on sale early next year.

MINI John Cooper Works Knights Edition 2 Photo 4/28   |   Mini Confirms John Cooper Works GP for Production

Mini will also have three other special editions at the show. The Yin Yang Edition is a Cooper S Countryman with black-on-white paint and all-weather luggage and floor mats. The Starlight Edition is a Cooper S Clubman with a blue-on-silver design that comes with a Mini-branded luggage cart. Finally, the International Orange Edition starts life as a John Cooper Works Hardtop and gets orange paint, 18-inch wheels, a dual-mode exhaust, and several black or carbon-fiber accents.

Source: Mini

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